pictures from karin and jeremy’s arbor day barn wedding in nebraska

You are going to love Karin and Jeremy’s DIY wedding, and these beautiful snaps from Bryan and Mae capture every handmade-with-love detail perfectly. Karin’s dress was made by her mom and aunt, and she asked her friends to bring their own bundt cakes to serve as table centerpieces and to eat! She was pretty much my favorite kind of bride to work with, and of course she is a friend of mine too. She was flexible, creative, open to ideas, and above all, focused on the real meaning of the day–not the decorations, the things, the food, the dress–but the marriage to her love and the union of their families.

I picked out some of my favorite photos from their wedding to tell a story about my friend Karin, the love of her life Jeremy, and their magical outdoor wedding surrounded with the support of their families.

See more BEAUTIFUL pictures on Bryan and Mae’s blog. Their wedding was also recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Check out more pictures of Karin and Jeremy’s flowers on my previous post about our work for them.
Congratulations Karin and Jeremy! I’ll see you at the next party!
xo
meg

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Letter to Alice no. 32

As I look back over the letters I’ve written you in the past, I feel like there’s a theme of reassurance, joy, and calm in the gifts you give me as your mother. You seem to always make my life easier exactly when I need it most. My heart is always yours, and it will always be yours, in every world, in every life, in every drawing you make, in every dream you have.

Hello Holiday is hiring an intern.

Hello Holiday is hiring a college marketing intern and we're doing interviews this week and next week.

Progress report: A muted jewel tone bouquet

I've got the thread pile and pincushions back out on my lap and I've got a bazillion movies queued up on Netflix, and that can only mean one thing--I'm back in the saddle doing some more bridal bouquets! Here are some flowers I finished tonight that shows the first phase finished. Next come the buttons, choosing the perfect color and shape for each flower to compliment the bride's vision for the color and tone of the bouquet. After that, each flower gets stemmed and arranged, and then I start working on filler flowers and leaves which are added last. The colors used in these flowers might seem kind of all-over-the-place, but once the buttons are added and they're arranged together, it will look very cohesive.

New for March: My favorites!

It's that time of year when we're starting to get a lot of new things into the shop, but this season is even more exciting to me because so many of our designers are brand new to us as well. I'm noticing a theme throughout my favorite picks--lots of words and messages. I generally think it's good to let your clothes speak for themselves, that they don't need to speak for you, but a playful message here and there (especially one of our enamel lapel pins on a conservative business suit?) can be memorable in a good way.

sent from the phone of megan hunt

1. A skull and crossbones drawn by Alice. "It means 'Pirate.'" 2. Before dinner with Rebecca Forsyth at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, my favorite restaurant ever. Maybe we'd had a few by that point. I think Rebecca looks so gorgeous here! A true living doll.
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